Shakespearean City of Dogs Soon Available in French
small, Shakespearean City of Dogs Soon Available in French, miasto_psow.jpg, The cover of La Cite des Chiens, photo: promotional materials
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La Cite des Chiens (City of Dogs), a comic illustrated by Jakub Rebelka, will soon be published in France. A Polish version is expected in 2015 as well.
The French premiere of the first volume of the duology La Cite des Chiens / City of Dogs is planned for April 2015. Jakub Rebelka illustrated a story written by French author Yohan Radomski.
The album is 64 pages long, with a plot based in the Middle Ages intertwined with elements of fantasy. A young girl’s uncle, and ruler of the eponymous city, stands in the way of her love. When the girl orders his murder, it turns out that her uncle is under an influence of a mysterious Shadow…
It’s a story about revenge and power in a Shakespearean spirit. I find striving for power fascinating, how it changes a human being into an individual capable of destroying everything around him. This comic book also relates to family issues and the urge to disentangle oneself from its influence.
– Yohan Radomski explained.
The French edition of the album will be published by Akileos. In Poland the album is expected to come out later in 2015.
Jakub Rebelka graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. He’s an illustrator and a painter, and he also creates comics. In Poland, three of his albums have been published: Doktor Bryan / Doctor Bryan, Doktor Bryan. Archipelag Dusz / Doctor Bryan: Soul Archipelago and Ester i Klemens. Trzy głowy profesora Muri / Ester and Klemens: The Three Heads of Professor Muri, and a DICK4DICK band promotional notebook titled Harem Zordaxa.
Yohan Radomski is French of Polish descent. He currently lives and works in Shanghai. La Danse Macabre is one album based on his script that has been published in France.
Samples of this comic are available in the publisher’s catalogue, which can be accessed here.
Author: Łukasz Chmielewski, edit. TS, transl. Agata Dudek, 31/03/15